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St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy

Good morning Year 2.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are now ready to start 2021 anew, embracing the changes that we are facing and learning new skills together while starting the new year learning from home.


Please start your school day at home by getting your pencil cases ready for the day and now let’s begin with our morning Prayer.


Good morning, Dear Jesus

I give you this day,

My soul and my body,

My work and my play.

All for you dear Jesus,

All for you this day.




Our first lesson of the day is RE. 

Our new topic this term is called Books.


Today we are going to explore what we already know about books. 

How many different types of books can you think of? How many different types of books have we got at school? What type of books do you have at home? What type of books do you like to read? 


Explore, discuss and investigate the many books which we use at home and at school and how and where each one might be used.  Share together favourite books, why they are favourites and notice how people choose the same and different types of books.Can you find/think of a fiction book? Can you find/think of a non-fiction book? What is the difference?


Now choose your favourite book to read at home.Can you tell a grown up about it? Is it a fiction or non-fiction book? Why is it your favourite?



  • What types of books are there at home and at school? 

  • What uses do books have?  (e.g. a timetable, telephone directory, text books, photo albums etc.)

  • How do these books differ?

  • What books do you like and why?

  • What would a world without books be like?



Our next lesson this morning is Maths – 


At home, please follow the link to watch the video.This will introduce you to today’s lesson and teach you all the different things you will need to help you complete today’s task.


Print out the following worksheet to complete. Try to complete as much as you can without any help from your grown up.

Have a go at the True or False activity.



Now it’s time to take a break. Wash your hands, have a piece of fruit for a snack and rest or play before coming back for the rest of the mornings lessons.



We would usually have our spelling test now. 

Before the Christmas holidays I gave you the list of the Common exception words again to carry on learning. (on the website) How are you getting on with reading and spelling them? Do you think you can beat your score from when I tested you last term? Have a go at spelling as many as you can now. There are 64 altogether. Do you think you’ll be able to spell them all before the end of Year 2?


And don't forget to start practising this weeks words ready for next Monday! You can complete the word search and handwriting activity this afternoon, to help you!



English – L.O - To start to explore how to create a noun phrase using specific adjectives


Something strange has happened Year 2! During the Christmas holidays something has been in our classroom. When I looked inside our classroom I was amazed to see lots of different sized footprints all over the floor. I’ve made a quick sketch of all of them for you to see! Then I found some information online that helped me to identify what type of animal the footprints belong to. Have a look. 


I can see that we have been visited by a panda, an elephant, an orangutan and a polar bear but I’m struggling to identify one set of footprints! 


Can you describe what animal could have footprints that look like this,  

e.g, If it has webbed feet, then it might be a type of bird. 

If the footprints are large, then it might be a large creature.



Children choose from the adjectives on the sheet.















They pick the most relevant for the animal that they think is missing, e.g.furry, feathered. Children use adjectives from the chart to write noun phrases.


The footprint is wide so it might be a dangerous animal.

The creature has thin toes so it might be a feathered bird.


Can you write 6 different sentences to help me identify the mystery animal?



Identify that some animals have an ‘an’ in front and some have a ‘a’.

Why is this? Sort them. What is the rule?


The Journey Home by Frann Preston-Gannon


As you’re learning at home this week, we can’t start our new class novel together at school. So, use this time to read one of your online books for 10 minutes.



Now it’s time to take a break. Wash your hands, have some lunch and a big glass of water and rest or play before coming back for the afternoon.



Good afternoon Year 2. Are you ready for the rest of our lessons today?

Before the Christmas holidays I gave you the 2 times table to start learning. (on the website) Every week from now on we will be having a times table test to see how you’re getting on with learning them. For the next few weeks we will be concentrating on just the 2 times table, before introducing other times tables. 


Follow this link to practice with Bridget the lioness.



We are starting another exciting new topic. This term we are learning about living things and their habitats.

To begin our topic I would like you to watch the lesson presentation attached and then see how you get on with todays activity. Using the Living or Non-Living Sorting Cards, can you sort a card into the appropriate set by considering if the item does or does not demonstrate life processes. Now  give reasons for your choices. 

Dead or Never Alive? Now using  the Dead or Never Alive Sorting Cards, can you sort the  cards  into the appropriate set by considering the origin of the item.Remember to give reasons for your choices. 


Well Done! You’ve completed your first day of Home Learning. So now, put away your pencil case and any books you’ve read today and say thank you to your grown ups who have helped you with your lessons today.